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  1. 8 minutes ago, I'm a Spheal said:

    Thinking about it, I feel that I should have used a term that was more male oriented, but considering how often the men in games like this are white, I accidentally conflated the two terms. I apologize.

    It's alright, we all make mistakes.

    8 minutes ago, I'm a Spheal said:

    I feel that Rinea (the victim) of all people forgives him easily is indicative of the game's preference for it's male character.

    Yeah, it's a pretty good showcase. Rinea just feels like an afterthought in my opinion. Like, the writers of the game wanted a foil for Alm, and so they created Berkut. Great, had everything all set, and then someone said "Hey, shouldn't we make him a little more likeable?" So they threw Rinea in there as sort of a patchwork solution, not really caring about her, and more for Berkut.

    12 minutes ago, I'm a Spheal said:

    To me it sends the message that it's ok for men to treat women shitty, she'll forgive you no matter what.

    I mean, I get how one could get this message, but to me it feels like a bit of a reach. For one, Berkut at the end is portrayed as comically evil until he is redeemed. While the relationship isn't the healthiest, he at least treats her nice up until about Act 4. Granted, that's when most of their interactions are (if I recall correctly, haven't played Echoes in about a year), but the Prism Shard showed that Berkut went out of his way to be nice to her. If I had to extrapolate a message, it might be that you can make a serious mistake and still be forgiven and loved, but that's really cheesy and definitely not what the game was going for. But I think the intended message was something along the lines of "Hey look at this cool boss fight, and then wow, isn't Rinea so nice for forgiving Berkut". Or something along those lines.

    18 minutes ago, I'm a Spheal said:

    And the fact that she was a new character for the game is telling of a regression that I hope does not appear in Three Houses.

    I really hope Three Houses has some great female characters. Granted, I like most of the female characters in Fire Emblem, but there aren't many I'd call "great".

    19 minutes ago, I'm a Spheal said:

    I enjoyed this conversation.

    Me too, it was fairly interesting.

    11 minutes ago, Ottservia said:

    Yeah SoV’s story in general is just kind of well....as dark elf put it Misogynistic(god I hate this term) at least in how it chooses to present the prominent female characters in this story.

    I'm not a particular fan of the term myself. It's too much of a blanket term, and sometimes can be used in places where more detail would really add to a discussion. That and whenever I see the word I hear one of those Anti-SJW Youtuber say the word in a sneering voice and it's so annoying.


  2. 5 hours ago, I'm a Spheal said:

    I am honestly disturbed by how Berkut is so easily forgiven for his actions. That is some white privilege shit.

    I'm not quite sure how Berkut being forgiven is white privilege. He isn't seen as redeemable because he's white, he's seen as redeemable as up until he was corrupted by Duma, he was a somewhat nice dude. A bit of an angsty dweeb, sure, but he was nice to you, as long as you were of the right birth. That's his major flaw, and if you wanted to say it was due to any privilege, it'd be rich privilege, or noble privilege. He was the foil to Alm to show what he would be like if he was raised in Rigel. Berkut's obsession with class and the elites are cast away in his final moments, which is why he's seen as redeemable. That said, some of the reason he was forgiven is the Rinea's character is basically "please Berkut, the character", so of course she's going to forgive her. If anything, this is less about how easily Berkut is forgiven, but more about how easily Rinea forgives. And honestly her character isn't really developed enough to draw any proper conclusions on why she so easily forgives, except, again, that her character is literally "please Berkut, the character".

    5 hours ago, I'm a Spheal said:

    The fact that I see some people in this fandom treat them as #relationshipgoals has me concerned. 

    I agree, this is clearly not a healthy relationship. Rinea seems to be constantly fearful of her life. Then again, we do see them at an inopportune time, and Berkut saw her as the most important thing to him (other than his heritage but you can't really sacrifice that at an altar). But it's clear that when put under stress, these two do not mesh that well.

  3. 1 hour ago, Fire Emblem Fan said:

    First of all, whoever said Brom, Skrimir, Sothe, and Marcia is objectively wrong. And I'm not kidding about that.

    Depends on that fellow's perceptive. To play devil's advocate here, Brom is the worst axe user in the game, Skrimir is a laguz, although one of the better non-royal ones, Sothe falls off hard, and Marcia is the worst Pegasus unit in the game. Now when compare to the other competition, yeah, they aren't as bad, solid middle tier for most of them, but the points aren't indefensible. 

  4. I suppose I'll do your Avater.

    Male, second body type, fourth eye style, fourth hair type, 18th hair color, and 1st voice. I'm not sure whether Asset and Flaw are included, so I'll just say plus speed, minus luck.

    Barbarian --> Berserker for him, and last but not least, let's make the people happy and have him marry Lucina.

  5. 12 minutes ago, Etheus said:

    Felicia - As I always play male avatars, she ends up being the better of the servants, and is damn useful. But I really dislike her ditzy personality.

    How dare you good sir. I'll have you know that she is perfection incarnate, and that your mortal brain is just too weak to underst-

    Nah, it's a fair complaint. I personally really like that, but since it's one of her defining characteristics it's a "take it or leave it" thing.

    Anyways, onto the units I use.


    Most of Archanea's cast is dull, so I'm just going to single out my favorite unit, purely based on performance.

    Ogma is my favorite unit to use in all of Archanea, and I am bored to tears by everything about him. His backstory is more character development for Caeda then showing much about him.


    People have said Faye, but I actually have a soft spot for her. So I'm going to go with Catria and Matilda. Catria is basically just always sad. That's the impression I always get from her character. And if there's one thing I like less than a bland character, it's a sad character. But she's a pegasus, which are on steroids in Valentia, so what are you gonna do. Matilda's character is liking Clive. That's it. But she also is either on par, or better than every cavalier in Alm's path at the point she joins, with pretty good growths, so I always use her. (The same things apply to FE2, sometimes even moreso).


    I like most of the characters in FE4. If I had to pick one, it'd be Cuan. Cuan is basically lance Sigurd without Pursuit, and I used him well before he left.


    Fergus. What little I read of his character didn't impress me, but he is legit one of the best units in the game.


    Anyone not named Lilina or Dieke who is good.


    I never really use anyone I don't like. If I had to pick someone, I suppose it'd be Erk. But even then I like him a lot in Lyn mode, he just doesn't quite stay as good in Eliwood mode.


    Same story with FE7. Again, if I had to pick someone, Tethys. She's a dancer, so you have to use her, but at the same time her interactions aren't my favorite.


    Yet again, same story as with FE7. I can't even pick a unit here, since I really only use the units that I like, and they all end up good one way or another.


    Nolan. He barely has any character, but what little he has I'm not a fan of. Also Keiran. Not the best unit, but one I enjoy using.


    It's hard to think of a good unit I hate in Awakening. I suppose Cordelia would fit the bill.


    Again, it's hard for me to think of any specific units that stand out as awful characters while they're good units. 

  6. Happy about the units on the banner, and mostly happy with the units themselves. I have issues with Ike's skill set. A great weapon, with a semi-personal special, with DC AND Special Fighter, not to mention Even Speed Wave 3, is honestly too good. It's like IS said "Let's combine the best parts of some of the best armor units into one unit, and also some parts of Legendary Heroes since we don't care about them anymore, and then make it a seasonal." He's totally going to outclass Zelgius, who to my knowledge is still the top sword armor. As for everyone else, I'm pretty happy with them. Greil's Fury 4 is one of the few tier 4 skills I'm fine with, since it's extra risk for extra reward. He's still an Axe armor, and he doesn't beat Valentine's Hector, but I'll take it. Soren is neat, still not sure how I feel about the opening skills, but I'm mostly fine with it. Token buffing unit of the banner. Mist is adorable, and also finally not garbage. Basically a green version of the Eirika alt from last year. Not that I'm complaining, I love that Eirika alt, and I use her in one of my side teams. I'm going to assume Titania is going to have a similar weapon to Soren/Mist, with one good skill and one garbage skill, like all the TT units. Also IkexSoren for life. I'm going to hold off on this banner for a little bit. I think if the timing windows match up right I can see all the Binding Blade units before this banner ends, since I really like a few Binding characters, but I hate most of them, so I'll need to see if one of the few characters I love end up on that banner. If not, then I'm blowing all my orbs on this. CYL is still long enough away for where I can use a ton of them now and not regret it then.

  7. I feel I should update you guys on some of my antics. Finally unlocked Hard Mode, and currently I'm working on a 5 turn clear for the Prologue. I don''t think it's possible, but I'm still trying. There's bound to be one route where Edward survives. It's actually quite annoying, since no matter the RNG string, one of the axe enemies hit either Edward or Miccy so they die, or at least theat's what I've gathered in my 20-odd attempts to get a 5 turn.

  8. 12 hours ago, Mad-manakete said:

    If this were a game, with cartoon forest creatures wielding guns and gunswords in a strategy rpg style to kill an evil dragon and it's army of monsters of myth that were eating them and burning down parts of the forest, I would play the hell out of that. There's no way not to make it funny.

    Sure there is, make it all about politics. And then make it really badly about politics, like Prequel levels of bad, and that's how you ruin that. Fortunetally, IS seems to be incapable of reaching that level of bad politics without injecting some other hilarity into the equation, whether it's needless death, hilariously bad character interactions, or some other thing. 

  9. 9 minutes ago, squidcat said:

    I just picked him up, and his starts are better than Palla's on recruitment. Why does have have such a bad rap in tierlists?

    Mainly because of the team he's on. If he was on Alm's side, he'd be alright. On Celica's team, he's more of a hindrance than a help. He's mounted, but not flying, so with the abundant terrain in Celica's path, he's going nowhere fast. He also doesn't have much notable otherwise, the fliers can fly and deal extra damage to all the terrors, the main enemy type on Celica's path, Mercenaries can do the Dread Fighter loop, Mages can ignore the high defense of the many terrors, Archers can attack far away to remain safe, Cavaliers get hung out to dry with Armor Knights on Celica's path. And late join time, and starting as a Paladin. At least Mycen had the decency to join as a Gold Knight, and Zeke had the decency to be awesome, and also a Gold Knight. 

  10. 44 minutes ago, Mad-manakete said:

    The worst Fire Emblem game is obviously the one where the main character's parent dies and they have to defeat the villain responsible and their army while growing into a ruler in their own right. Think about it. It's an obvious rip-off of the Lion King. Or maybe Bambi.

    Imagine Bambi with a Falchion going out and killing whatever killed his mother (never watched Bambi, so I'm just going to assume it's an evil dragon). Along the way to kill the evil dragon, Ibmab, Bambi has to find his friends, all featuring guns and the like to kill the dragon. Oh, and the Falchion is a gun sword, since I'm pretty sure the message of Bambi was that we don't need gun control. And that's why Bambi is the best FE game.

  11. 55 minutes ago, Acacia Sgt said:

    I know. What I mean is that outside cases like those, where by default you are missing one character because it's one or the other, FE very rarely stablishes someone wasn't recruited. Of course, usually it's because direct sequels aren't that common to begin with, but still...

    I think you meant to say the opposite, since direct sequels or sidequels are very common in FE. Also since that sentence doesn't really make sense with the one preceding it. FE1 has the sidequel of FE2, showing, at the very least, that the Pegasi sisters and Camus canonically survive/were recruited. Then FE3 comes, and basically everyone survives/was recruited. With FE4, you have the sidequel of FE5, which establishes that Bridget, Leif, and others who I'm too lazy to properly go into survive/were born/were recruited. Despite the final chapters being a significant retcon of FE4's chapter 9, the fact that they still remain canon, and that Leif continues with Seliph's army afterwards is enough to say that the games are intrinsically linked. That said, as the latter game, anything FE5 says is taken at a higher precedent, since it shows a more accurate vision of what Kaga wanted. FE7 has FE6, showing that basically any person who has kids canonically survives in order to bear them so they could be recruited, which also means said unit was canonically recruited, and any character who appears in the story also survives. FE8 is the only odd one out, since it has no connections. FE9 has FE10, everyone survives/was recruited, even if you transfer over (except for poor ol' Largo). FE11 and 12 are remakes, re-establishing the canon of FE1 and 3. FE13 shows at the very least that Marth, Caeda, and Tiki survived, as well as some others that the game makes reference towards that I am blanking on right now. FE14 shows that Owain, Inigo, and Severa are canonically born/recruited, which means their parents would have to survive. I'd also wager the existence of Asugi, Rhajat, and Caeldori means that Gaius, Tharja, and Cordelia survive, and for Gaius and Tharja that they were recruited, but that's more headcanon than anything else. FE15 is a remake of FE2, already went over that. 

  12. 7 minutes ago, Interdimensional Observer said:

    I thought I heard of some glitch that happens if you try using a promotion item on Bantu, apparently it makes his Def skyrocket beyond the cap.

    It's on the FE TV tropes page

    To quote - https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/GameBreaker/FireEmblem

    "A glitch in FE1 gives Crutch Character, Bantu, 15 defense anytime he uses a promotion item. Keep in mind, Bantu's unbreakable firestone already gives him 15 defense. The promotion item doesn't even get used up when it's used by Bantu, and can be used until Bantu's defense reaches 99, breaking the stat cap. This means Bantu can be rendered invincible to physical attacks, even without his firestone, as early as chapter 10!"

    Haven't tested it, but will test it soon.

  13. Aside from one time when I was really tired, and said to my parents that the graphics for the trees, as in real life trees, were so realistic, before realizing that this is real life, I've never thought that a game was in real life. Now I have certainly adopted mannerisms of game characters due to playing their games. For about all of 7th grade I basically used every Miles Edgeworth gesture I could, whenever I could. I've thought about things in a game terminology, such as "talking to a girl increases my support rank with them" (also seventh grade, yes I was that loser in seventh grade). 

  14. Duesel is a Baritone. Not quite a Tuba, but not quite a Trombone.

    Any pegasus user is a clarinet, since they're always fairly prevalent.

    Likewise, archers are oboes, since there are never any good ones (ooh oboe burn). Besides the joke, I am serious. Oboes really only sound good later, like archers are only good as prepromotes, and most people quit on the oboe, or the archer, way before they could even get to that point.

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